An admitted prostitute’s former pimp recently engaged in a violent confrontation with her at Las Vegas’ Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel, according to local police. Kenneth George, 40, was arrested on Friday for suspicion of sex trafficking an adult, battery and pandering. Bail was set at $20K and he remains in custody.
The incident began when the unnamed woman was engaging in prostitution activity on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. George spotted her and threatened to “knock her out” if she didn’t once again work for him. As the woman entered the casino and sat at the bar, George followed her and began screaming demands for money. He then proceeded to try to snatch her purse and slapped her in the face.
Fortunately, Binion’s security had been monitoring the situation on surveillance cameras and detained George before he could leave. When questioned by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers, the woman revealed that George was her “ex-pimp” and had been constantly harassing her since 2019.
Upon further investigation of George’s criminal background, police discovered that he had multiple arrests and convictions, as well as current charges pending for pandering, failure to obey sex offender laws, and more. He was also identified as a registered sex offender, having been convicted in 2005 for the sex trafficking of a 13-year-old girl.
In total, George reportedly has been arrested 28 times for felonies and misdemeanors since 2002. Many of these charges were dropped by the Clark County district attorney’s office. Charges include first-degree kidnapping, child abuse/endangerment, violation of sexual registration laws, and being a fugitive.